How Much Am I Worth?

Songs to listen to while reading this blog post: Money Money Money by ABBA, Gold Digger by Kanye West, You Never Give Me Your Money by The Beatles, Bills Bills Bills by Destiny’s Child, and If I Was A Rich Girl by Gwen Stefani. “What are your salary expectations?”…“Hello?”…“Idontknowbye.” Have…

#FridayFive: Five Things I’ve Learnt One Year After Graduating

It’s been one year and six days since I donned a gown and cap and crossed the stage in the Anglican Cathedral of Liverpool and received my degree in Business and Public Relations. A glorious day that started with a too early ceremony (let’s pretend that I didn’t fall asleep…

#FridayFive: Five Things to Consider When Starting A New Job

I’ve had quite a few first days on the job with my past internships, jobs and placements. The first day is always the worst, most nerve-wrecking and awkward of them all, but I always think, once the first week is over, I’ll start settling in and by month three I…

#FridayFive: Five Ways to Improve Your Public Speaking

Last week, I read the book Grace Under Pressure: A Masterclass in Public Speaking by Lisa Wentz. It was a book gifted to me by LID Publishing, and one that I found very practical and helpful. You’ll see the review for this one in my next book review post along…

#FridayFive: Five Online Courses to Take Advantage of During Lockdown

I remember a time when I said I didn’t want to mention the coronavirus on my blog. In the past few weeks I’ve written about how it is impacting me in New York on a J1 visa, what it’s like to isolate with flatmates, what working from home looks like…

Will Remote Working be the New Norm?

I’ve had a vision for a long time of myself sitting in a café in Bali, working on my laptop and that being my normal, everyday routine. I pictured, sometime in the future that I would have my own business, and be able to work from anywhere in the world.…

#FridayFive: Five Tips for Working From Home

Due to Coronavirus, almost all of us are working from home or remotely. Schools and universities are closed, forcing classes online and all work to be submitted electronically. It seems that this could potentially be life as we know it for the next couple of months with a few offices…

What Do You Choose When You Can’t Have Both: The Job, …

I’ve been thinking about this quite a lot recently, as I’m almost halfway through my year in New York – crazy, I know. I’ve always had a dream of living in New York. I never thought it would actually happen, but here I am. When applying, I didn’t care what…

#FridayFive: Five Reasons to do a Placement Year

This post originally appeared on StudentJobUk, which you can read here. Last year I undertook a placement year in London, as part of my business with public relations degree. The year in industry was completely optional, but I already knew when first applying for the course that I wanted to carry…

The Fish in Pond Debate Revisited

Back in March 2017, I wrote a little blog post about different sized fish in different sized ponds. I was counting down the days until my move to London and wondering whether I had made the right choice. Someone had tweeted that they would rather be a big fish in…